For decades, hardworking taxpayers have been fleeing the slow-growth states that permit the firing of employees for refusal to bankroll an unwanted union (now 23 in number) and relocating in faster-growth Right to Work states, where such firings are prohibited. And thanks to data furnished by the Statistics of Income (SOI) division of the IRS, it is possible to calculate the sum total of wages, salaries, and other income taxpayers take with them when they flee.
October 16, 2018, 2:46 PM EDT
August 30, 2018, 10:35 AM EDT
This Labor Day weekend, one can safely predict, top union bosses will continue to congratulate themselves on what they and their allies call a “landmark victory” in the Show-Me State.
August 3, 2018, 12:16 PM EDT
Because the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) empowers union bosses to represent workers who don’t want a union, Big Labor apologists contend, it must also empower union bosses to force unwilling workers to pay union dues or fees. Otherwise, the workers who wish to remain union-free will get a so-called “free ride.”
July 27, 2018, 3:28 PM EDT
Few people would deny that, as a rule, parents want what is best for their children and keep their children’s needs, including their material needs, in mind when they make important decisions for their families.
July 13, 2018, 3:40 PM EDT
Early last year, Kentucky and Missouri respectively became the 27th and 28th states to adopt Right to Work laws. But what they have experienced since with regard to labor policy is not at all the same.
May 25, 2018, 9:29 AM EDT
Bob Piazza is the president of a high-tech pump manufacturer that has operated successfully in Sonoma, Calif., for 70 years. But not for much longer. As Sonoma Index-Tribune editor Lorna Sheridan reported on April 30, before the end of the year Piazza’s firm, Price Pump, will “pull up stakes and move its headquarters – lock, stock and barrel – to Boise, Idaho.”
May 16, 2018, 4:16 PM EDT
A quarter-century ago, then-Democratic Gov. Doug Wilder signed into law H.B.1872/S.B.962, legislation that prohibits all collective bargaining between government union officials and public employers in the state of Virginia.
April 19, 2018, 9:47 AM EDT
Today (April 19) “Tax Freedom Day” 2018 has finally arrived, according to the nonpartisan Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation.
April 11, 2018, 12:20 PM EDT
Regardless of whether or not you think Donald Trump deserves the credit for it, there is no denying the fact that factory-sector employment growth has sharply accelerated since he moved into the White House.
March 14, 2018, 2:12 PM EDT
At the end of last month, the U.S. Labor Department issued new and revised data regarding the number of civilian household jobs (a broad measure that includes the self-employed and contractors as well as workers on employer payrolls) in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. In the aggregate, the data show household employment growth of under 6 percent from 2007 through 2017.
November 21, 2017, 4:08 PM EST
Nearly three quarters of a century ago, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court concluded that, whenever union bosses obtain monopoly power to represent all employees in a “bargaining unit” with regard to workplace matters under the auspices of federal government policy, this extraordinary power must be “subject to constitutional limitations … .”
August 25, 2017, 10:14 AM EDT
If American labor unions were normal private organizations, neither the U.S. Congress nor state lawmakers would have any substantial interest in ensuring they were run fairly and democratically. But ever since Congress authorized so-called “exclusive” union bargaining in the 1935 National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), unions have not been normal private organizations.
July 3, 2017, 1:13 PM EDT
For well over half a century, scientific opinion polls have shown that Americans overwhelmingly oppose compulsory unionism, and it is indisputable that, if union officials did not rely on laws authorizing the termination of employees to maintain and expand their organizations, Big Labor would be much less unpopular with the public than it currently is.
June 12, 2017, 11:11 AM EDT
Employer demand for college-educated employees continued to rise at a surprisingly rapid clip.
April 6, 2017, 12:16 PM EDT
Right to Work has made the Hoosier State more attractive to manufacturing employers.
March 15, 2017, 3:46 PM EDT
Right to Work laws foster an ideal environment for modern manufacturing.
October 10, 2016, 3:21 PM EDT
You can use the jury system to make Big Labor pay for its tactics.
September 26, 2016, 3:14 PM EDT
It's safe to predict a few things about the presidential election.
April 1, 2016, 2:26 PM EDT
The two sides in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the closely watched U.S. legal case in which a 4-4 U.S. Supreme Court barely upheld a 39-year-old precedent regarding the constitutionality of forced union fees as a job condition in the government sector on March 29, seemed bitterly divided. And they were, for the most part.
February 12, 2016, 4:51 PM EST
Since the Right to Work movement began more than six decades ago, Big Labor union bosses have gone to extraordinary measures to stop the spread of worker freedom.